Thursday, November 15, 2007

I've got to write happier books

Hate sad things.

Hate funerals.

Hate when the good guy has to die.

Hate the grief of those left behind.

It's just not fair.

I need to start writing happier books.


Don said...

Abinadi's life is undoubtedly tough to write about. Hang in there!

If you just keep moving through the Book of Mormon, sooner or later you'll get to 4th Nephi. Then you can write 200 years worth of happy books.

A. Riley said...

I've never written that sad of stuff in my books. I know that when I write stuff that makes my character VERY happy, I tend to feel some of that happiness.

So I can only imagine how you feel having to write about death. I guess make sure to take some time to do something on the opposite side that really makes you happy.

Ajoy said...

I can relate in my own way. I have written a part where I wept hard from my characters. It's HARD.

But keep it up- I love your writing style. I don't doubt you will succeed with flying colors.

Also- I am sure your testimony has doubled since you've written these books from reading and studying them constantly. What an amazing gift to get!!

Heather B. Moore said...

Don: Thanks for the encouragement!

A. Riley: I've written two death scenes before, but the death was never violent, or the man so young.

Ajoy: I do get emotionally tied to my characters. In one of Jack Bickman's books on writing, he points out that our characters aren't real. Get over them. Well, since I'm writing about real people, I think I get more attached. But then again, in my thriller, I swear the main character sits next to me in my car sometimes. He's a horrible navigator. And he always needs to borrow money.

Julie Wright said...

how scary our profession is . . . to mourn for the lives of characters we create in situations we made up. But yours is different. You write about real people. You can't get out of killing the guy off because history tells us how he died. I have hereby chosen to never write about real people. You've convinced me.